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Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy

 
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06/27/2016 01:22 PM
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Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
So, already there are rumblings from/about those who want to undo Brexit and keep Great Britain in the EU. My question is -- what role does/can the queen and/or monarchy play in all this? My understanding from way back in high school is that the queen is more of a celebrity than any real part of the government -- on a day-to-day basis -- but if she were to get her druthers up, there's some kind of "kill-switch" in the law that would let her take back absolute rule like the kings of long ago. Is this accurate? Can anyone see a scenario where the monarchy gets involved in all this and drives Britain one way or another regarding membership in the EU?
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06/27/2016 01:32 PM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
She's smart enough to keep right out of it. IMO.
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06/27/2016 01:34 PM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
She's smart enough to keep right out of it. IMO.
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Maybe so, but my question still remains. Can the queen (or whomever is at the head of the monarch) take back absolute rule over Britain?
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06/27/2016 01:37 PM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
She is just a figurehead...no say or clout...she aint allowed to say much.
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06/27/2016 01:52 PM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
She is just a figurehead...no say or clout...she aint allowed to say much.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72469473


...a figurehead that every new member of the armed forces must swear allegiance to under penalty of imprisonment or dismissal; with her name at the bottom of multiple EU treaties & UK legislation & the authority to imprison those who break laws that she has signed into the statutes. Etc.

So, totally impotent then.

spock

Where is Wally anyway? This constitutional crisis requires the intervention of the monarch.
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06/27/2016 02:24 PM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
She is just a figurehead...no say or clout...she aint allowed to say much.
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...a figurehead that every new member of the armed forces must swear allegiance to under penalty of imprisonment or dismissal; with her name at the bottom of multiple EU treaties & UK legislation & the authority to imprison those who break laws that she has signed into the statutes. Etc.

So, totally impotent then.

spock

Where is Wally anyway? This constitutional crisis requires the intervention of the monarch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72445966


Yes, this ^^^. She's a figurehead ... but still retains power and at any time can dismiss the government and take over absolute ruler again. That's what I recall reading but I'm old now, so can someone explain?
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01/31/2020 10:15 AM
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Re: Brexit and the Queen/Monarchy
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Because I like her fluffy boots.





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